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What are the similarities between blood and lymph?

What are the similarities between blood and lymph?

None: They are two different systems although the lymph ultimately flows into the blood circulation. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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Describe the features of a blood and lymph cancer.?

Describe the features of a blood and lymph cancer.?

Symptoms: Common presenting symptoms of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are weight loss, impaired immunity with infections, abnormal bleeding, enlarging lymph glands, and anemia with attendant fatigue and weakness. There may be fevers and sweats. None of these symptoms are specific and laboratory testing must be done to rule out more benign conditions and to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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With blood and lymph cancer what else should I be concerned about?

With blood and lymph cancer what else should I be concerned about?

Infections, bleeding: Blood and lymph cancer and the treatment for the disease can downgrade the defenses of the body, especially for fighting infections. The disease and treatment also depress the bone marrow causing anemia, low platelets and bleeding etc. ...Read more

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How do I tell kids grandma has blood and lymph cancer? What do they need to know?

How do I tell kids grandma has blood and lymph cancer? What do they need to know?

It is not infectious: The kids need to be reassured that they will not catch the disease from grandma. Other than that you may communicate the diagnosis according to the level of their understanding. It is a cancer, but you may wish to avoid that term and state that she has a disorder of the lymph glands. ...Read more

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Just heard a close neighbor has blood and lymph cancer. How do we explain this condition to the kids?

Just heard a close neighbor has blood and lymph cancer. How do we explain this condition to the kids?

Limit exposures: Cancer of the blood and lymph glands (leukemia and lymphoma) may be caused by a number of different molecular changes in the dna. Although there may not be just one "cause", we know that some contributing factors include family history of similar cancers, exposures to certain viruses, chemicals, and high radiation doses. Family should not be overly concerned and many treatments are effective. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood and lymph disorder.?

Describe the features of a blood and lymph disorder.?

A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma and lymph carry proteins, such as antibodies. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. Leukemia is a cancer of the wbcs. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands (nodes). ...Read more

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about blood and lymph cancer?

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about blood and lymph cancer?

None that we know of: For most people, there is not a lot that can be done to prevent "liquid cancers" - such as lymphoma and leukemia. We don't know of any dietary changes, for example, that reduce the risk of these cancers. It makes sense, though, to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a normal bmi to reduce risks of cancer in general. ...Read more

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My friend is 15yrs old and has stage 4 kidney ca that is spread to muscle, liver, blood, and lymph nodes. No treatment, how long do you think she has?

My friend is 15yrs old and has stage 4 kidney ca that is spread to muscle, liver, blood, and lymph nodes. No treatment, how long do you think she has?

No one can guess tha: It is one of the most difficult question that we face and very difficult to answer. No one knows.We know that the cancer that goes to the liver does not let people live beyond few months. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. ...Read more

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Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck.. Blood results are normal?

Why would only one lymph node swell in the neck.. Blood results are normal?

Lymph node: Lots of reasons. Nodes pick up inflammation or infection in their area and swell up. Sometimes they go away but it's not an absolute. You might get an ultrasound to look at the node. ...Read more

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Got new blood work monos is 8.8 and lymph is 20.4. should I be worried since I had stroke year ago?

Got new blood work  monos is 8.8 and lymph is 20.4.  should I be worried since I had stroke year ago?

Use HealthTap Prime.: I don't follow your question. If you've had a stroke in the past, you could be concerned about getting a 2nd, more debilitating stroke. However, blood tests like the monocyte count & lymphocyte count don't predict stroke risk. They check the immune system. 20% lymphocytes & 8.8% monocytes aren't outside the reference range for most labs, but as a count (per nL) it's high. Upload report on HT Prime ...Read more

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Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would i need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?

Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would i need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?

No need for worry: All teenagers have lymph nodes. An active immune system is a sign of health. We hardly ever realize how many bugs, viruses, parasites we encounter through each day. Teens, being thin, often discover this. You are not sick. You are well. Breathe! ...Read more

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Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean?

Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%)  and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean?

Hi neutrophil %: Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean? ANS: means you likely have an infection but need more information such as age, ethnicity medical history. Best to ask ordering Dr. for interpretation. ...Read more

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4 year old child with a 3cm swollen auxiliary lymph node 3+weeks that is now matted. Blood looks good. Still growing. They dont want to do anything.

4 year old child with a 3cm swollen auxiliary lymph node 3+weeks that is now matted. Blood looks good. Still growing. They dont want to do anything.

They're right: Observation only at this point, will likely regress on it's own, common, keep the follow up and trust, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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If your white blood count is normal, but your neut is 5 points below range, and lymph is 2 points above, is that bad? All else was perfect,feel fine.

If your white blood count  is normal, but your neut is 5 points below range, and lymph is 2 points above, is that bad? All else was perfect,feel fine.

Lab test variability: The upper and lower normal ranges for lab tests are determined by how far the value is from average, so 5% of people will be abnormal" in any particular lab test. So I ran 20 lab tests on anyone then at least one would be "abnormal", but you could still be totally healthy. In general, small shifts in lymphycytes & neutrophils less than 10% in an otherwise healthy person should not be worrisome. ...Read more

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Hi good night... i am a student. i wanted to know what the diagnosis for this patient will be if the blood smear has a lymph count of 65 and mono 21?

Hi good night...  i am a student. i wanted to know what the diagnosis for this patient will be if the blood smear has a lymph count of 65 and mono 21?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This includes why the lab was obtained,symptoms,physical findings.You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload in a file ...Read more

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Comment 5mnths old blood test.Not in range PLT(180-320) 467 LYMPH%(66-70) 54,3 MONO(0,05-0,9) 1,09 MONO%(2-6)11,1 EO(0,05-0,7)0,93 EO%(1-3,5)9,5 Thnks?

Comment 5mnths old blood test.Not in range
PLT(180-320) 467
LYMPH%(66-70) 54,3
MONO(0,05-0,9) 1,09
MONO%(2-6)11,1
EO(0,05-0,7)0,93
EO%(1-3,5)9,5
Thnks?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Your doctor will need to relate them to the symptoms for which the tests were requested. ...Read more